It is a hamlet composed by an observation tower, an 1800s villa, a homestead and a farm consisting of about 8 hectares. It’s so near Siena that by looking at the horizon, it feels possible to touch the city skyline. The observation tower, dated 1000 A.C. oversees the renowned “via Francigena”, one of the most ancient access roads to the city which pilgrim would use to go from France to Rome.
We decided to renovate “our place” and finished it up in 2014. We’ve been living here since 1996 and my family has owned the estate since the beginning of 1990s. We only used colors in harmony with the environment, natural mortars for flooring, roofs of aerated concrete, and cork to insulate walls. As for furnishing, we tried to create a cozy space, which is comfortable, convenient, and at the same time aesthetically pleasant. That’s because we love enjoying life and admiring beauty! We have filled up the walls with our history and our travels, that is Tommaso’s pictures, Gianni’s painting as well as images representing what the villa is, its soul.
Our guests have plenty of choice in terms of accommodation. There is the observing tower, the villa and the limonaia. We also offer additional facilities, like a swimming pool with a stunning view of Siena skyline and a hot stone tub.
We are 4 people. There is Gianni, a charted accountant, sailor and farmer jealous of his tractor, quiet and meditative. Then there is his wife, Elisa, a talkative mathematician who is always into something. Last, there are their two children: Tommaso, 1997 born, who is curious, lazy, funny and a bit ‘artist” and Teresa, the second one born in 2001, who is lively, stinging, curious and scheduled. Our greatest passions are sailing and travelling.
The villa is available, with and without Cook Service included.
It is also available at a higher rate for the same number of guests with Cook Service included – with Staff and Cook –
Accommodation Main house/Lower ground floorCantina; wine tasting can be arranged, both wine and brandy are produced on the estate. Part of the antique escape route from the tower can still be walked along today.
Ground floor Entrance. Living room with working fireplace leading out to the garden. Kitchen with a dining table for 10 people leading out to a canvas covered dining loggia for al fresco meals. WC.
First floor Air-conditioned double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with shower. air-conditioned double bedroom. Air-conditioned twin bedroom [bunk beds]. Bathroom with shower. Laundry room.
Second floor Air-conditioned double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with shower.
Sitting room with kitchenette. Air-conditioned double bedroom with a Hunter ceiling fan and under floor heating. Bathroom with shower. Adjacent to a second laundry room.Grounds
The walled and landscaped garden, offers a tranquil setting whether it is the seating area or dining loggia for 10 by the main house near the hot tub with views of Siena, with lawns, rose bushes, Hydrangea’s complimented by trees offering further shade and several garden benches. The private swimming pool, 6 x 11 meters/ 19 x 35 feet, is furnished with sun loungers, deck chairs and an umbrella for shade. The hot tub is heated via a heat pump, fees apply. Outdoor shower.
Assistance is provided locally by the property's very helpful and efficient English speaking owner, who lives in a property on the estate. Services included in the rental fee, and optional services available, are noted under Price and Availability.
- Linen and towels, change once a week (weekly supplement) Air conditioning in all the bedrooms(for free) Wi-fi in The Tower and in The Lemon house (for free) Dinners and cooking classes by appointment, prices to be agreed Heating (for free) Hot stone tub for the guests of The Tower, weekly supplement from October to March included Visit to the winery and vineyards of the farm, by appointment Washing machine and Dryer machine in The Tower and in The Lemon house (for free) Hair dryer in each bathroom (for free) Shatzu massage and yoga classes by appointment, prices to be agreed Cleaning once a week by appontment., price to be agreed Open-air parking (for free)
- Assistance Assistance is provided locally by the property's very helpful and efficient English speaking owner, who lives in a property on the estate. Services included in the rental fee, and optional services available, are noted under Price and Availability